Creating a Hoosier Self-Portrait: The Federal Writers' by George T. Blakey

By George T. Blakey

From 1935 to 1942, the Indiana workplace of the Federal Writers’ software employed unemployed writers as "field staff" to create a portrait in phrases of the land, the folk, and the tradition of the Hoosier nation. This ebook tells the tale of the venture and its helpful legacy. starting paintings lower than the information of Ross Lockridge, whose son may later burst onto the yank literary scene together with his novel Raintree County, the gang might ultimately produce Indiana: A consultant to the Hoosier nation, Hoosier Tall tales, and different guides. notwithstanding many initiatives have been by no means delivered to of completion, the Program’s paintings continues to be an invaluable and barely tapped storehouse of data at the heritage and tradition of the state.

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